Fraser to Carmacks

36.5

Canadian Customs Station at Fraser. Open 24 hours. All vehicles must stop for inspection. View of Fraser Lake.

36.8

Fraser, rest area with information sign.

38.5

Parking.

41.5

Parking.

43

Parking with view of Tormented Valley.

44

Highway crosses rails of White Pass and Yukon Railway at Log Cabin. This is the exit point for the Chilkoot Trail so there are always hikers in this area. Large parking area with information signs.

46

Pull off.

57

The next 13 km provides a view of Tutshi (too-shy) Lake. The highway parallels the lake and there are numerous parking areas along the road.

64.3

Side Road on right (for northbound) leads to boat launch and undeveloped picnic area on Tutshi Lake (not recommended for large vehicles).

70

Parking with view of Tutshi Lake.

80.3

BC/Yukon Border. Rest area with view of Windy Arm.

83.4

Parking. Remains of an Historic Mill from old Venus Mine. Mill operated for 6 months in 1910 before mine shut down.

84.5

Pooly Creek.

85

Parking.

86.7

Venus Mine. Ore storage bin and foundation of old mill.

95

Parking with historical sign and view of Bove Island in Tagish Lake.

98.3

Parking.

104

Nares Lake.

105.2

Nares River Bridge. Spans narrows between Bennett Lake and Tagish Lake. On left (for northbound), you can see railroad bridge for White Pass & Yukon Route.

105.6

Carcross, pop. 430. Services include: Airstrip, Caribou Hotel, gas, store, police, post office.

106.2

Carcross Yukon government campground, 12 camp sites, water, tables. Fee area.

106.4

Junction with Yukon Highway #8 which leads to Tagish, Atlin Road and Alaska Highway at Jake’s Corner. Visitor facilities.

107.7

Point of interest sign on the Carcross Desert, parking. Most Canadians have never heard of Carcross Desert. The Yukon is home to the smallest desert in the world, less than 260 hectares. This desert is the remains of the sandy bottom of a glacial lake left after our last ice age. The dry climate and the strong wind conditions is what created the sand dunes and what allows little vegetation to grow.

109

Caribou Crossing Trading Post and Wildlife Gallery


115.5

Spirit Lake Lodge, visitor facilities.

116.9

Spirit Lake.

117.5

View Point at Emerald Lake with Point of Interest sign. One of the most beautiful lakes in the Yukon.

120

Parking.

128.6

Side road leads to Lewes Lake 2 km/1.2 miles. Fishing for grayling & Lake Trout.

136.7

Rat Lake.

139.4

Robinson Roadhouse Historical Site, Rest area with view of Robinson, once a stop on the White Pass and Yukon Route. The town was named for Stikine Bill Robinson, an early day adventurer.

152.3

Kookatsoon Lake recreation day use area.

157.8

(km 1404.4 Alaska Highway) Junction with Alaska Highway.  This is not the end of Klondike Highway 2. It joins the Alaska Highway for the next 34 km/21 miles where the Klondike Highway continues on to Dawson City Yukon. Actual Alaska Highway mileage markers are in Brackets.

161.4

(km 1408.2 A.H.) Wolf Creek Public Campground. Well water, toilets, tables, kitchen shelter, playground, hiking trails and fishing. Fee area.

 169 

(km 1414.7 A.H.)  Pioneer RV Park. Full service RV Park. 867-668-5944 or 1-866-626-7383 for reservations. 5 minutes to downtown Whitehorse.

170

(km 1416.2 A.H.) Side Road. One-half mile to Miles Canyon and suspension footbridge. Past the footbridge the road follows the shoreline of Schwatka Lake until, just past the hydro dam, it joins the main, south access route into Whitehorse.

171

(km 1417.9 A.H.) Philmar RV Service. Complete RV repair. They have a large parts department and specialize in coach repairs, fabrication and welding on any size rig. 867-668-6129

172.5

(km 1419 A.H.) Rest stop.

172.9 

(km 1419.4 A.H.) Hi Country RV Park.


172.9

(km 1419.4 A.H.) Whitehorse South Access via Robert Service Way

176.5 

(km 1423 A.H.) Airport Chalet


176.5

(km 1423 A.H.) Whitehorse Airport.

179

(km 1425.5 A.H.) Junction. Two Mile Hill leads to Whitehorse city center.

180.5

(km 1426.9 A.H.) Kopper King located on the Alaska Highway just north of Whitehorse. FasGas Plus gas & diesel products. Convenience store, Liquor off sales, Free dump station, and water with fill-up.

189.5

Rest Stop.

190.5

(Km 1437 A.H.) Junction of Klondike Highway 2 and Alaska Highway.  It is 526 km/327 miles to Dawson City. If you go to Fairbanks via Dawson City it is 1160 km/721 miles. It is only 200 km/124 miles further to go to Fairbanks via Dawson City rather than taking the Alaska Highway. We recommend you  include the trip to Dawson City as part of your travels.

195.5

Takhini River Bridge.

197.8

Takhini Hot Springs Road. This 12 km side road will take you to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and Takhini Hot Springs. The hot springs have a Campground with pull through sites, fire pits, dump station. In addition, there is swimming, suit and towel rental, trail rides and a restaurant. 867-633-2706

The Yukon Wildlife Preserve.

208.7

Shallow Bay Road.

212.1

Horse Creek.

224

Deep Creek.

224.6

Lake Laberge Yukon government campground (pronounced Labarge). 3 km/1.9 mile, 22 camp sites, well water, tables, firepits, toilets, boat launch. Fee area. 30 mile-long lake that becomes rough quickly on a windy day. Lake Trout, grayling and pike in the lake.

228.3

Fox Creek. Fishing for grayling.

239

Scenic view of Fox Lake, boat launch.

247.7

Fox Lake Yukon government campground, 33 camp sites, picnic area, water, firepits, fire wood, playground, boat launch swimming. $8 fee. Fishing for Lake Trout, burbot and grayling.

262.2

Parking beside little Fox Lake.

272

Rest Area.

280

(HM 55) Braeburn Lodge, world famous cinnamon buns, home baking fresh daily. Gas, camping, fishing and canoe rental. Open year round. On the Trans-Canada Trail system. Handicap accessible.

298

Rest area, Point of interest. Conglomerate Mountain.

308

Twin Lakes Yukon government campground, 19 camp sites, water, tables, and toilets and boat launch. Fee area. Good fishing for pike, grayling and lake trout.

322.4

Rest area, the remains of Montague House, one of over 50 roadhouses that were found along the stagecoach trail between Dawson City and Whitehorse.

352

Parking

354.5

Rest Area with information signs.

356

Carmacks, hotel, motel, cafe, grocery store, laundromat, post office, gas and boat rentals, a Yukon government campground. Ambulance, RCMP detachment, airstrip, CBC Radio 990. Carmacks is at the junction of the Klondike Hwy and the Robert Campbell Highway, which leads to Faro and Watson Lake. In 1893 George Carmack, who would later discover gold in Dawson, found coal near Five Finger Rapids and went about developing a coal mine. Carmack built a cabin, which became a trading post and the community of Carmacks was born. It wasn’t long before it became an important riverboat stop between Whitehorse and Dawson. The settlement continued to grow when the Overland Trail was routed through Carmacks in 1901. In 1955 a branch road was completed from Carmacks to Dawson. This ended sternwheeler traffic and resulted in the demise of many small river communities, however, Carmacks was one of the few to survive.